Happy Friday!

We’re back with more exciting opportunities and events. Don’t miss our on study abroad programs, internships, social justice career fair, and more.

Spring 2017 Courses

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Criminal Justice Careers for Sociology Students

Understanding New Zealand: Culture, Society & Environment

Time frame: May 2017 Global Seminar
Location: Auckland, Waitangi, Rotorua, and Wellinton, New Zealand

You read that right!  For the first in years we have a study abroad program taught by a Soc faculty member for May Term 2017!

Prof. Evan Roberts (new this year) will be leading a 3 week, 3 credit program to New Zealand.



Obviously, May Term registration hasn’t started and won’t start until next year; however you will want to start your application and planning process this year.  Since this is a study abroad program you’ll need to work with the Learning Abroad Center for your application and working out the many details of how and when to go.

For further information or questions about this program, send an email to Molly Micheels or call at612.624.3949Please review the program website before contacting Molly.

You’ll find the program website to be of use:

Why are you telling us about this program now?

May term study abroad courses fill up quickly and you need to start planning (and applying) early. We very much want to see Soc Majors and Minors in this course and anticipate a tremendous amount of interest in this program from units outside of Sociology.  Or said another way, since it is a Soc class taught by a Soc faculty member we want Soc Majors and Minors benefiting from all our work in putting this together and getting it approved (still, it is open to all undergraduates here at the U of M).

Teacher-Scholars of Color Program: Career Opportunities for Students of Color

Career Opportunities for Students of Color
Learn about the Teacher-Scholars of Color Program
November 2, 4:15 p.m. (or after your 4:20 class)-6:00 p.m.
Presidents Room, Coffman Memorial Union

The Department of Curriculum & Instruction is committed to building a more diverse community of students and understands the importance of having teachers of color in the classroom that reflect the student population. To that end, we are actively recruiting students of color to our teacher education program and the high-demand teaching profession. The job-placement rate for newly licensed graduates within six months of graduation is over 92 percent. Learn how to gain priority admission to the teaching licensure and graduate program through DirecTrack to Teaching and receive both your teaching license and Master of Education graduate degree.

The event will focus on answering the following questions:

Why teach and what are the career opportunities and salary I can expect?
Why is it important to have more teachers of color?
What is the teacher education program like from a student’s perspective?
What is the teacher-scholars of color program?
How can you become an ethnic studies teacher?

Pizza will be served.

Students at graduation
Students at graduation

Humphrey School of Public Affairs Junior Summer Institute (JIS)

Considering a master’s degree?
Our summer program will help prepare you.

If you want to explore careers in public policy, urban planning, social justice, or human rights but aren’t quite sure what it takes to get into a top-ranked graduate school, consider the Humphrey School of Public Affairs Junior Summer Institute (JSI) at the University of Minnesota. This rigorous program prepares undergraduate students to thrive in graduate study and careers in public service.

The Humphrey School JSI is a fully-funded, seven-week academic and experiential learning program open to U.S. students who are entering their senior year of undergraduate study. It is part of the national Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program, which is committed to promoting the inclusion of underrepresented groups in master’s degree programs and careers in public service.

Participants of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs JSI receive:
-$1,000 stipend, full program funding, living expenses, and reimbursement for travel to and from the program
-Training by deeply engaged faculty members at one of the country’s top 10 graduate schools of public affairs
-Access to student resources at the University of Minnesota, one of the world’s leading research institutions

Eligible candidates are current U.S. students at any university or college who will complete their bachelor’s degree between December 2017 and August 2018.
The deadline to apply is November 1, 2016.

Learn More!

Careers in Social Justice, Law, and Public Policy – Career Panel and Networking Event

Friday, October 14
12-2 pm
514A Bruininks Hall

Registration Required:


University YMCA – Volunteer Opportunity

Thanks to President Northrup inviting the campus Y to be in partnership with the U of M we are now approaching 130 years! Did you know the campus Y movement at the U of M was the first to offer all the students services and affairs (i.e. housing/student affairs/financial aid/freshmen camp/advising/career services/travel/study support etc) at the U? The history is rich and transformational!

2016 moving forward — College students engage in the UY within immersive opportunities (locally and nationally) — leading is a process at the UY — they build relationships and are mentored to lead with hope, compassion, stability and TRUST! An incredible compliment to all majors and career pathways.

Undergrad/grad Work Study and Volunteer opportunities – non-profit management-health-wellness-literacy-college access-youth development-college student develop AND a partnership with an amazing global non-profit – the Y of the Greater Twin Cities!

Every day, we work to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive, please join our cause and share the information below as widely as possible.

Get Involved!
University YMCA – Connecting Campus to Community!

The University YMCA is a vibrant campus community that is diverse, inclusive and global – a place where all are welcome and all can thrive! Consider a variety of ways to make a difference and develop as social change agents – innovate – inspire and add “Y” sparkle to your resume as well. Come in with new ideas or join current opportunities!

Interested in one time volunteer opportunities? We’ve got a variety! You could come join us for a community impact event (i.e. making sandwiches for the homeless) or volunteer to be on a panel and to talk to youth about your college experience (Y Empower to Succeed youth workshops)! Interested in one time volunteer opportunities? Apply here to learn more about short term volunteer opportunities!

Make a difference in the life of young people and be a positive role model and more! Apply here. Two youth serving programs available, work study and volunteer options, two semester commitment preferred.

Want to learn more? Email Volunteer Coordinator at the UY Sonia.paredes@ymcamn.org


Research Associate with Columbia Business School

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (Accounting, Finance, DRO, Marketing, Management) – openings on July 1, 2017
Application Deadline: January 15, 2017

Columbia Business School seeks to recruit a full-time Research Associate (RAs) to assist with faculty research in the following divisions: Accounting; Decision, Risk & Operations (DRO); Finance & Economics (F&E), Management, and Marketing.

Under the guidance of Columbia Business School faculty, the RA will take an active role in on-going research projects in various stages from conception through publication. This position provides an opportunity to gain experience in academic business research and would be ideal preparation for a PhD program and other graduate study or careers in the data sciences. The work is overseen by a faculty liaison from the respective divisions along with the Director of Research.

This position offers salary commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and excellent benefits. For further information, visit http://hr.columbia.edu/benefits.


FUND for the Public Interest

Build and lead a team.
For the environment, our democracy and more.

We all want to make a difference. But wanting change, or hoping for it, or even passionately arguing for it isn’t enough.

When change does happen, the president or the governor usually gets the headline. Yet, the real action takes place behind the scenes, with hundreds or thousands or even millions of people across the country making their voices heard through petitions, emails, donations and meetings.

That’s people power, and that’s what you’ll deliver with FUND for the Public Interest.

Apply at HERE